[NAFEX] Triple Crown Blackberries

Sam Franc franc at oregonfast.net
Wed Jul 24 14:16:45 EDT 2002


I confirm this.
They are heavy producers, along with Chester and Apache.
Sam

Don Yellman wrote:

> Joe:
>
> You should have two sets of canes on your Triple Crown berries right 
> now; last year's canes that should have blossomed and be fruiting by 
> now, and brand new canes that will fruit next season.
>
> You should not let the new canes get any longer than about seven feet, 
> and they should be tied up to your support structure.  As the new 
> canes grow up, continue to prune them throughout the summer, or they 
> will get completely out of control.  I can't imagine why your berries 
> are not fruiting well; my wife is picking a gallon every day from nine 
> original plants that are now in their third season.    They are one of 
> the most productive things I have ever grown, but I add a very thick 
> blanket of stable manure in the winter, as they are heavy feeders, and 
> require rich, deep soil.
>
> Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
>
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